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How to add vinyl to a double sided farmhouse sign

How to add vinyl to a double sided farmhouse sign

Ever seen those really cute farmhouse signs (see this post on how to DIY a farmhouse sign) in your local craft store and thought, I could make that? Well, you actually can. If you are looking for a simple, mess free method to add wording […]

DIY Double-sided Farmhouse sign

DIY Double-sided Farmhouse sign

I have been trying to expand my creativity with my farmhouse signs. Before I delve further, let me give you some background info. The first sign that I made was a 2×2 frame (see picture below). I did not post about the project because I […]

Back to school Vinyl Project: Add a little flair to your child’s school gear!

Back to school Vinyl Project: Add a little flair to your child’s school gear!

It’s that time of year again when summer winds down and back to school bargains begin. As you begin looking for school items, consider adding some pizzaz to your child’s gear and or supplies. 

I have boy/girl twins who are enamored with dinosaurs and unicorns, respectively. So it isn’t hard to guess which patterns they selected for school supplies! To add a bit of flair, I decided to personalize their backpacks, lunch bag and water bottles.

For this project you will need the following items:

  • 651 Adhesive vinyl + HTV
  • Craft cutter or scissors
  • Cutting mat
  • Craftables transfer tape
  • Image (I used two of the free fonts from Craftables)
  • Iron + Board or heat-protective surface *do not use an ironing board
  • Weeding tool

Step 1

Select your image or phrase that you would like to use. There are several free SVG images that you can download on Craftables. For the lunch bags, I used the dinosaur file and unicorn file and allowed them to select the designs. Measure the item (in my case the lunch bag) and ensure the dimensions are the same in your cutting machine software. 

Step 2

Use your craft cutter to cut out your image. Ensure that your word or phrase will properly fit on your wood sign. I always leave enough room for error and repositioning. 

Things to remember 

  • When you use HTV, you will need to flip the image!
  • When you use HTV, place the vinyl so the glossy part faces downward.

 No craft cutter? No problem. Once you have selected your word/phrase you can print it out. Cut it out and place it on top of your vinyl. Trace and the cut your word/phrase. 

*Before you print out the word/phrase for the HTV remember to click mirror image in your word processing document.

Step 3 

Weed all of your vinyl. Depending on the font you use, it may take some time. Be careful and take your time. Pulling too fast and hard may cause you to tear portions of your words.

weed vinyl

Step 4

To apply the adhesive vinyl, take the transfer paper and place it on top of your vinyl. Slowly peel away the vinyl backing. Once the back is removed, you apply your adhesive vinyl to the lunch bag or cup. You may use an application tool or even a plastic card to ensure that there are not any air bubbles.

Step 5

Final step! To apply the HTV, heat your iron. Ensure that the iron is free of water and that the steam setting is turned off. Place your image on the wood sign. Firmly place pressure on the board with the iron. Press over any surfaces and corners that are not firmly attached to the the back pack or lunch bag. BOOM you have just added a bit of flair to your child’s school supplies. For another idea, click here. 

Final results!

*I used adhesive vinyl on the lunch bag but you can also use HTV. For more ideas on what vinyl will stick to, check out this post.

Patiently Waiting

Patiently Waiting

We all have our moments of being impatient. It is only natural. You have been anxiously and eagerly awaiting a job promotion, you’ve been trying to conceive and still are not pregnant, the teller at the bank is new and is taking a bit longer […]

DIY Embroidery Wreath

DIY Embroidery Wreath

I have a quick DIY project for you to make. I have been wanting to put a new wreath out since the last one I had up was from Christmas. I know, right but life happens and well no wreath has been up.  Checked out […]

Wood + Vinyl Block

Wood + Vinyl Block

Really quick project idea!

I wanted to spruce up our front porch so I took a remnant of a 2×6 plank from my hubby’s wood pile. After I cleaned the wood, I used Minwax Classic Gray to stain the wood.

While the wood was drying, I used my Silhouette Cameo, to cut out a letter “B” on white vinyl. You can still master this project if you do not have a cutter. Simply find the font you want, print it out and then trace your lettering on to your vinyl and then use scissors to cut.

I keep telling myself to purchase transfer tape and forget every time! My best advice is for you to use transfer tape to adhere your vinyl to the wood. It takes away the stress of getting it on there precisely!

After I place the lettering on, I firmly pressed the vinyl and set it out for display.

Finished product

Items needed for this project:

  • Wood
  • Stain
  • Vinyl
  • Scissors or cutting machine

Here are some other projects I have done using the same technique.

Share your projects below!

With love,


Craft Room Tour {part 2}

Craft Room Tour {part 2}

In a previous post, I talked about my craft room at our first house. Let’s look at where I spend my time now. When we first moved into our house, we made the office into the craft room. As I discussed in the Craft Room {part […]

Craft Room Tour {part 1}

Craft Room Tour {part 1}

Today, I’m going to share my craft room that was in our first house. I’m writing this post in hopes that you will glean some insight on how I organized my room and maybe grab some ideas for your space. Here is the back story. My […]